I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 61, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

AN OLD FAVOURITE...

I was in need of a lucky door prize for my craft group, and I wanted something quick and easy…..  this Quilted List Taker is one of my favourite patterns -  it's a pattern by JCasa Handmade…. you can find it HERE.  I made this one this afternoon.  I just started pulling any Christmas fabric scrap that looked like it would fit and made up my patchwork piece first….

wonky patchwork - just sew it on any way you like!  and then have some fun with crazy straight line quilting!
I add a row of stay stitching all around the outside edge, this helps keep your patchwork intact.  This stitching will be inside the finished seam allowance. 
then I trimmed it all back even with my piece of wadding…….


I didn't get photos of the next steps, but I layered the pieces… and got it all stitched together.    I found a cute antique button in my stash and there you have it!  one lucky door prize!
 
 Check out JCasa Handmade for lots of lovely patterns and ideas!

I have used  these List Takers for years now.  I have one for "everything" and one for "Christmas".  It's great to have everything in one place - for instance in my Christmas one I have my cards, stamps, address list and gift list.   In my "everything" one, I have…. well…. everything!  you know, the stuff you need when you go out shopping!

One lucky door prize done!

Happy Sewing!!
Cheers from Helen


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11 comments :

  1. Such a great qu ick gift ... Very nice..

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  2. thankyou for the link helen,a lovely gift you have made.xx

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  3. I have one that I use all the time too. It is a great prize.

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  4. Thanks for the link! These are great- I know, from personal experience......

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  5. i just love this, quick and easy and the lucky winner will love it. thanks for sharing, kimberly

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    1. Thanks Kimberly! btw, did you know that you are a "no reply blogger" so that's why I couldn't reply to your personally.

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    2. and once again, I have just discovered that my settings had reverted ME to a "no reply blogger" AGAIN ! I'm really getting tired of this and it's all to do with Google + I've fixed my settings now.

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  6. I received the link to this pattern from you a couple of years ago and since then have made them for every member of the family. I hadn't thought about having separate ones for different holidays or events, so I'll have the pleasure of making a few more.
    Lillian

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    1. Hello Lillian! how lovely to hear from you! I tried to reply to your comment via email but you are coming up as "no reply". I think the List Taker is the best pattern I have ever made, everyone likes it! and they make great gifts.

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  7. Too Cute! Thanks for the tute!

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